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on the planet earth. ron and i normally do the taste testing around here. we're very excited about this. >>> also, check this out. the flying squirrel in the house this morning. gabrielle douglas is here. she's here live. she has a new memoir out, where she says she almost quit right before the olympics. she's going to be taking questions from a whole gaggle of young fans. very much looking forward to that. >> so many people excited to meet her this morning. >>> also, countdown to crisis. we're 24 days from tax increases for everyone and big, painful federal budget cuts, unless president obama and house speaker john boehner can strike a deal. we'll have the latest on the battle of wills in washington. >> the president is out this morning with a not-so-conciliatory note. we'll get the latest from david kerley coming up. >>> check this out. why all new cars may soon be spying on their drivers and making it tough for you to cover your tracks. >>> we're going to start, though, with what should have been a joyous week for the royal family. but news of kate's pregnancy was very quickly oversh
four. >>> lot of other news developing overnight. we turn to mr. ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. >>> u.s. forces in afghanistan have repelled an attack on a joint base. taliban suicide bombers assaulted the jalalabad early this morning. striking a gun battle that lasted two hours. all of the attackers were killed. no u.s. troops were injured. >>> new details this morning on that deadly bus crash at miami international airport. two people were killed when a religious group's bus slammed into an overpass because the driver took a wrong turn. >> reporter: good morning, ron. as many three people are clinging to life this morning after that crash in miami. >> very bloody. everybody had cuts and scrapes. >> reporter: the entire front of this bus, caved in and the ceiling collapsed injuring more than 30 and killing one 56-year-old and other 80-year-old senior citizen. the driver got lost and somehow managed at the miami international airport, plowing his bus through. >> we're not sure why he misjudged the terminal building. >> reporter: at a nearby hospital, one injured perso
. at 5 coverage of the game begins live from the coliseum. once the game ends larry, lincoln and ron will return with after the game. it is abc programming: ron: years ago i made a promise to provide the best for my family, in sickness and in health. carol and i needed help figuring out what's covered by medicare and what's not. so we turned to the same folks we've relied on for health insurance all these years. announcer: ron and carol called anthem blue cross and found an affordable medicare plan that pays for some costs original medicare won't. now they can keep making memories for years to come. choose from plans offering protection from high out of pocket costs plus include prescription drug coverage with your monthly premium. get the freedom to keep the doctors you already trust. if you're eligible for medicare we'll help you find a plan that fits your needs. call or go online now to get answers. you only have until december 7th to enroll. of using toothpaste to clean their denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surfac
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. >> but if it wasn't cold enough? >>> a bizarre bike ride for two. >> there is a deer on that guy's back. >> what ron: years ago i made a promise to provide the best for my family, in sickness and in health. carol and i needed help figuring out what's covered by medicare and what's not. so we turned to the same folks we've relied on for health insurance all these years. announcer: ron and carol called anthem blue cross and found an affordable medicare plan that pays for some costs original medicare won't. now they can keep making memories for years to come. choose from plans offering protection from high out of pocket costs plus include prescription drug coverage with your monthly premium. get the freedom to keep the doctors you already trust. if you're eligible for medicare we'll help you find a plan that fits your needs. call or go online now to get answers. you only have until december 7th to enroll. >>> check out this brand new safety device for cyclists. what you see is a green laser picture of a bicycle that is projected far out ahead of the cyclist. you think what good does that do? a lot of a
victims of the newtown, connecticut shooting. nbc's ron mott is live in newtown this morning on a somber and sad day for connecticut and the nation. ron? >> hey there, chris. good morning. obviously a very somber day here as you mentioned in connecticut. across this country as the 26 people who lost their lives last friday were being remembered with these tolling of the bells, not just here at connecticut but around the country as well and for a lot of people time simply stopped last friday and hasn't moved in a lot of ways. it is still 9:30, december 14th. for so many family is here and so many friends of those families that are sharing such anguish and such a sense of loss and senselessness at the whole situation last week just up the road here with those 20 young children, those six adults who lost their lives in such a brutal way last week. now, some churches around the country have decided to add a 27th bell toll and a 28th bell toll in memory of the family of the lanza family, nancy lanza, the mother of adam lanza, as well. but a lot of these folks, they know that time will eventua
to the $587 million powerball, about to step forward to claim his fortune in arizona. abc's ron claiborne has the clues to his identity. >> over half a billion dollar jackpot. >> reporter: mystery solved. well, kind of. >> the winner has asked to remain anonymous. >> reporter: but lottery officials did release a few tantalizing details. >> he is in his 30s. he is married. and he lives in fountain hills. >> reporter: he will share half of the $587 million top prize and has opted for the lump sum payment of $192 million. that's after paying upwards of $100 million in taxes. but much remains unknown. his job. does he have children? and, of course, who is he? we know he isn't this guy, seen celebrating what he thought was the winning ticket in maryland. the other winners, cindy and mark hill, came forth publicly just two days after the drawing. >> we're still stunned by what happened. >> reporter: the new winner may decide to reveal his identity eventually, which would allow him, if nothing else, to meet all those friends he never knew he had. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >>> and still ahea
't get enough, thought we were more awake than we were. abc's ron claiborne took part in that experiment. >> reporter: my eyes are open, but what you can't tell in this experiment is i am actually asleep. every day, 250,000 americans fall asleep while driving. like this woman who was videotaped seemingly nodding off at the wheel in denver. sleep-deprived drivers are blamed for thousands of crashes every year, but many times it's not that obvious. scientists say there is something called microsleep. where you can fall asleep for just a few seconds without realizing it, sometimes with your eyes open. hi, i'm ron claiborne. we traveled to liberty mutual research institute outside of boston where they study microsleep. >> a very brief transition from wakefulness new sleep. it can last up to 20, 30 seconds. you are waking. you are asleep. >> i would drive while sleep deprived. to mimic conditions of people who do not get enough sleep. i stayed up all night. >> i have been up 24 hours. >> at the lab i was looked up to a brain wave monitor. i thought i could handle the driving. i feel okay now.
are onboard. he'll join me next and ron barber was at the tucson shooting that injured hiss about gabi giffords and now he is fighting for big change. if the mayans are right, the world is coming to an end tomorrow, december 21 the. we've seen thousands arrested and towns blockaded and schools shutting down, but rest easy. it's already tomorrow in some parts of the world. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, we believe the more you know, the better you trade. so we have ongoing webinars and interactive learning, plus, in-branch seminars at over 500 locations, where our dedicated support teams help you know more so your money can do more. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our teams have the information you want when you need it. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. >>> in newtown, connecticut, two funerals, two wakes and they include a funeral for 6-year-old catherine hubbard and 6-year-old benjamin andrew wheeler and ann marie, and rachel davino and 6-year-old jesse lewis. 6-year-old emily parker who loved teaching her
muller. who's in for ron claiborne. >>> good morning, everyone. for the second time in as many weeks the nfl is mourning the loss of one of its players. the dallas cowboys josh brent will be in court this morning. he flipped his car early saturday morning that killed a teammate. we're hearing from brent for the first time this morning. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: police say that dallas cowboys player josh brent was speeding down this road, just after 2:00 a.m., when his mercedes crashed, flipped and caught fire. in the passenger seat, his teammate, jerry brown. >> when our officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> brent was given and failed field sobriety tests. brown was rushed to a hospital where he died. >> once the officers learned that brown had passed away then mr. price-brent was under arrest for intoxication manslaughter. >> on behalf of josh, a tremendous loss to him. this was like losing a little brother. >> reporter: it's not the first time that brent has been charged with drinking and driving. he
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is not decimated. >> so joining us now are cnn contributor and democratic strategist lena cardona and ron barjean. is it me or does it appear that john mccain becomes more grumpy over time? he's like the neighbor, the guy when you put the ball in the neighbor's yard and he's like, hey, get out of my yard, kid. am i wrong with that? am i the only one who notices that, john? >> well, this is ron -- >> ron, i'm sorry. >> no, i think senator mccain makes some very good points about susan rice, and i think he's clearly frustrated about her comments that were made. i think he's frustrated about the fact she came to capitol hill and wasn't able to convince him nor lindsey graham or senator susan collins that she would be a good nominee to be secretary of state. so, you know, i think that's what you're hearing in his voice right now is a lot of frustration. >> i'm not only talking about this particular issue. we're going to get into the meat of that, but i'm talking about other issues, fiscal cliff and on and on and on. it just appears that way. lena, you heard some people talking about civil leaders wit
, and republican strategist, ron bon john. some say the fact that we're not hearing much of washington is a good sign, and in this case, silence is golden. you guys agree? >> yeah, i definitely do. look, one of the things that we've got to realize here is that the more that this fight takes place in public, the less is being done behind closed doors, because everyone feels that they have to justify the public rhetoric. so i think that we have two silences going on. there's barack obama and john boehner working things out and the republicans realizing that they've got to find a way to negotiate. so silence is golden for christmas season. >> do you agree, ron bonjean? >> yes, i completely agree. i think that silence is best. and right now while they're figuring out how to put a deal together, i think the president softening his rhetoric in michigan on the issue yesterday was extremely helpful. you know, what we are still far apart, as far as we know, on entitlement reform, spending cuts, raising the rates, you know, we've been talking so much about raising taxes that we're not talking a lot about
that mimicked schizophrenia. dr. ron burke has been developing it glix-13. >> we found it has a very nice antidepressant effect lasts for several days after a single dose, and with no side effects will of schizophrenia at all. >> reporter: in one study, patients taking an experimental drug had a 40% improvement in symptoms compared to 24% on placebo. jim staples participated in the trial. >> my hope is that the trial drug will in time be the last one i'll ever have to take. i take the drug for the rest of my life, but it might be the last one i have to switch to. >> reporter: the drugs are still in trial and even if they continue to show promise f.d.a. approval is still three to five years away. >> pelley: thankses, doc. president obama conditions a christmas tradition begun by calvin coolidge when we continue. um become "i can"? talk to your doctor. orencia reduces many ra symptoms like pain, morning stiffness and progression of joint damage. it's helped new ra patients and those not helped enough by other treatments. do not take orencia with another biologic medicine for ra du
for the littoral valley. gene cernan, harrison jack schmitt and ron evans aboard. apollo 17 launched at night, and when they landed three days later, the sun was behind them. and so that particular launch trajectory put a fully formed beautifully lit earth in the window of the command module at a time when the astronauts really should have been too busy to look at it. here is how al reinert, who co-wrote the movie "apollo 13" describes what happened. quote, at five hours and a few minutes into the flight of apollo 17, one of the crewmen looked out the window. what he saw inspired him to grab the only camera that wasn't stowed and snap a picture. but whoever did it said nothing on the radio or to their crewmates about it. it is possible they did it instinctively, hardly ever thinking about it because none of them thought to mention it for weeks. reinert doesn't say which of the three took the picture, partly because nasa gives all three credit for it, and partly because none of them were supposed to be taking pictures right then. today nbc veteran space correspondent jay barbree got gene cerna
it they are. >>> other news developing overnight. let's go back to john muller in for ron claiborne this morning. >>> u.s. forces in afghanistan led a dramatic raid overnight rescuing this american doctor being held by the taliban. he was kidnapped wednesday. >>> nelson mandela is said to be comfortable and looking well, the former president of south africa was admitted to the hospital on saturday for what were called routine medical checks. >>> john mcafee has been granted a stay of deportation to beliez. >>> finally a piece of hollywood history going up for auction the piano, from the iconic scene from casablanca. it's expected to fetch more than $1 million. i think that might look nice in your apartment, what do you think? >> yeah. >>> let's check in with ginger zee. >> john, good morning, everybody. the next big question is, okay, you're watching the snow in the western great lakes the the northern plains, is it going to the west? it goes into parts of eastern canada. it brings us along the east coast more rain. it will get colder behind that front. but no snow from the mid-atla
that the economic impact of such a work stoppage is disaster. joining me is nbc's ron mott. for folks not following the story, how did we get here? >> reporter: folks haven't because they're paying attention to the fiscal cliff. this was lurking in the shadows and today moved the ball down the field for 30 days and may be talking about a strike again in 30 days but the big issue here was this so-called container royalty that the shipping companies pay to the union members who actually the guys and men and women offloading the big ships and the containers with things like tvs and shoes and clothing, they get a royalty based on the weight of all of those containers and the shipping companies are looking to try to control costs and increase their profits and the biggest sticking point. in the agreement that they have announced today for the 30-day extension they're saying they reached agreement in principle on the royalties which was the biggest stumbling block here so i think it's probably safe to say in 30 days to button up all the little issues here, minor issues, secondary issues and move forward
and compromise. >> let me play what senator ron johnson said on cnn just this morning regarding the president and what he says the president is not understanding here. let's play it. >> this president just simply doesn't understand that, and so as a result he punishes success. we put at risk the economic growth that we really need to create the jobs, to create the revenue we need. >> you hear some republicans, a senator saying that the president does not somehow get economic growth. a lot of them focusing in on stimulus money the white house wants as a part of this deal. what is your response? you've got polls that indicated the exit polling right after the election that most americans were in support of people who make over $250,000 paying a higher tax. they have confidence in this economy, perhaps the reason that your party saw success in the election. what do you make of this notion that, again, some republicans say the president doesn't get small business or economic growth somehow? >> well, i think the american people roundly rejected that. they think the president gets it. that's why th
on panel. let's see tim is coming. tim is dc. steph my husband ron and i -- they have the homo gay on them. >> road flair mary is not going to like that. >> stephanie: we are addicted to your show. we download it so we can hear it without the commercials. two ways to enjoy me. or you can just lick my picture. >> or there is a third way to listen coming up very very -- >> stephanie: oh it is very exciting. i don't think we can announce it -- >> yet. >> stephanie: yes. >> you'll hear us on your fillings. >> stephanie: no. meet and gropes, we are in row c -- okay. let me write that down. everybody tells me what row there's in. >> we have meet and gropes and republicans have meet and mopes. see what i did there. [♪ magic wand ♪] >> stephanie: keith says steph it looks like harry reid will get a filibuster rule enacted. senator will have to hold the floor -- imagine 36 straight hours of mitch mcconnell. talking turtles. [ applause ] >> it's hour 27 of my filibuster -- >> i would rather here jimmy stewart. >> the filibuster, the right to talk your head off, the ame
classless. it's people like you who divide this country. [ applause ] >> stephanie: ron writes ms. miller i was listening to your song, and wondering if you are some type of liberal idiot. well are there multiple choices? you should be ashamed of yourself for try to be so bitchy. >> you don't have to try to be bitchy. >> stephanie: oh, my god does it come naturally. i eat a big bowl of bitchy every morning. >> it wasn't your song. >> stephanie: no, i didn't even hear it. i bet the conservatives don't make songs about you. >> oh! >> stephanie: i was wondering why you liberals are so hateful. >> was there anything hateful -- >> hannity said it was hateful there -- >> yes. >> stephanie: he said that i said all racists are conservative, which i never said, but okay. god will judge all you idiots at some time or another. good luck on how he judges you. has anyone ever gone to hell for a parody song? seriously? i'm not saying i'm not going to be judged, but is that what is going to come up? >> i think god has better things to do than to send people to hell for parody songs. >>
in the house of represent tifrs. dennis kucinich and ron paul. president obama ordered more drone strikes in his first term than president bush did in his combined terms. the strike just last week killed a senior leader in pakistan near the border of afghanistan and the two congress men want president obama to release all the information and the data and detail that he ordered against many terrorists. representative kucinich joins me live. welcome back and nice to see you. >> good to be with you. >> the judiciary did address this, but me why you are challenging the president. >> it's not about challenging the president, but up holding the constitution of the united states. no president has the right to launch missile attacks on another country without congressional approval. no president has the right to take away someone's right to due process of law. they happen to be an american citizen abroad and we asked for the legal justification. that's what we are looking at. three years is a long time to wait. 300 drone strikes is enough time to say to the white house, where is your justificatio
more comfortable with. there are other changes they might be more comfortable with. host: ron has this suggestion from our twitter page. guest: that is a term we heard. when the cut health care, someone will be bearing the brunt of that cut. that is similar to the concept of those care organizations. they also include quality metrics as part of the contract, where they look at people's outcomes. one way to prevent against the u.s. skimping on care. host: this from sasha -- guest: that is one proposal that gets floated by democrats. medicare part d bargains for drugs. i do not know -- i do not think it would be a cure all, the one proposal that would fix everything. democrats think it would reduce the cost of medicare. host: is there a plan b? guest: we have seen them as the january 1 deadline before and get 30-day extensions. at some point they were working without an extension. medicare told doctors to hold off on submitting your claims for a little bit. that is a situation we have ended up in before. we'rere talking months, talking about big pay cuts for medicare doctors. medica
feel should have guns in public. >> ron davis, a man on a mission. he said his focus is to look into the stand your ground laws to make changes so deaths like this do not happen again. george howell, cnn, atlanta. >>> two people are dead after a double decker tour bus slammed into an overpass at the miami international airport. 30 others, many of them elderly, were treated for injuries after the crash which happened about 8:00 this morning. still not clear why the driver tried to maneuver the nine-foot tall bus under an 8 1/2-foot overpass. >>> two brothers are under lock up in south florida, accused in a frightening terror plot. the men originally from pakistan were arrested thursday in ft. laud lauderdale. they were charged with planning a plot of destruction. they're ordered held until their next hearing set for the end of next week. >> the forces supporting mohamed morsi took the the street of cairo today. thousands led by the muslim brotherhood packed the streets to challenge what critics call his recent power grab. then the president went before the constitutional assembly
, white house's suggested deadline for resolving major changes to the tax code and entitlements. ron has this to say about the fiscal cliff -- let's hear from ray in philadelphia, a republican caller. caller: good morning. i think the republicans have to get out a better message. if we realize we ran out of money for all the programs we are having, what is going to happen in another 10 years? what happens is, these people earning more than $250,000, they worked from the age of 18 to move up the ladder and finally reached success. the pint the republicans have to make is it is time to lower taxes on middle-class families. it has reached a pinnacle. it is time to may be lower taxes on the middle-class. we have to cut spending because the economy is in such bad positicondition. democrats keep pointing out that 98% of businesses are less than $250,000. 98% of people working in those businesses -- with that went to ink in a mechanic's shop or a car dealer? would want to work in a small grocery or in a big chain may be making more money as a manager? we have to have an economy that is based on
. >> stephanie: a complaint letter from ron in geneva, illinois. you guys, i object in the strongest possible terms tho who is who insinuate chicago punks are a bunch of gangsters. i'm attaching a photograph of my grandfather standing on the chicago lakeshore who, as far as i know was not a gangster. he is simply indicating by finger where one might find a bag of vipers. the guy took too much of sheldon adelson's money. >> there is a guy who tried treading water with lead boots on and didn't work out for him. >> right off the oak street beach. >> stephanie: near oak park. okay. speaking of sheldon adelson dave in arizona says -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] steph, i heard jan brewer is thinking of running for president in 2016. >> if we can find her. >> she recently met with super pac donor sheldon. bone finger, what a great idea. two local arizona tv stations were told governor brewer was out of the state on private business. where in the world is bone finger? >> she's out of the state for an entire week and i th
. >> stephanie: the joke was about him jumping out the window and going it's all for youorrara. ron paul is brilliantly right about half of the things out there, but he is half crazy, and rand paul is no different. the americans with disabilities act is a great thing. screw those guys. >> stephanie: exactly. josh in memphis. hello. >> caller: hello. y'all do an excellent thing. there is a war on christmas, but it's not being waged by atheists it's other right-wing religious zealots. it has nothing to do with the left-wing or anything like that. >> yep. >> caller: number 2 bill o'reilly has this position where he will double the minimum wage and subsidize it with government funds so it doesn't crush small business. if they were to happen that would take an incredible amount of people off of the entitlement programs. it would increase the tax flow in the income tax you are getting from the people who are making more money, and it would fix the economy because your consumer base has way more money to spend. >> stephanie: yeah, that's an important point. a lot of these top 1
campaign manager was at that time? one ron clain. >> bill: chief staff went on to become chief of staff for al gore. now is chief of staff -- >> they were thinking if it is a change, he could be -- >> bill: even in '84 markey was thinking of running for the senate? >> absolutely. he was raising money and he had pollsters and consultants and the whole nine yards. >> bill: this may be his time. >> could be the time. 20 years later. >> bill: oh, my god. john yarmuth yesterday saying i'm a pro gun pro nra democrat have-been. he'll join us in studio here in the next segment of the "full court press." he thinks we need sensible gun control. lots more to talk about here on this tuesday morning. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." like verse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad
. >> yeah. yeah. we know with structural reform in the military, by asking some of the barney frank/ron paul questions about what's our force structure necessary to protect us in these days wedged save way more than what's being proposed on the table right now. we don't know the details yet. it's a tough negotiation divided government. i think in frankness, we have to give the president some latitude and not get too worried too soon. we will continue our conversation. want to follow up on that with congressman peter welch here representing the state, the entire state of vermont. right? >> yes. >> not just one district. you can follow him on twitter at reppeterwelch. your called welcome at 866-55-press, this wednesday december 19th. >> this is "the bill press show." museum dose of politics from a fresh perspective. >>i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. >>only on current tv. [ music ] [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shr
. our chief political analyst gloria borger was one of the moderators with ron brownstein. what struck you, someone that covered the campaign. you learned some stuff. >> i did. first of all, wolf, this is the first time a lot of people running the campaigns actually met each other face to face. they sat around a big sfar table and had to kind of look at each other and it is so hard on the losing side. you have spent years of your life. there's a picture of the table. you spent years of your life devoted to running a presidential campaign. and if you're the loser, it's really hard. so one of the questions i asked at this panel discussion was about the infamous 47% tape and in which mitt romney said that 47% of the people wouldn't vote for him, that they felt entitled. matt rhodes who ran his campaign answered that question and we only have audio so listen to what he said. >> and i remember speaking to him and, you know, there was a lot of negativity about our campaign as a whole, but he's a person that takes personal responsibility about it. and he would tell me, you know, to me, like,
over the fiscal cliff have many tea party republicans like wisconsin senator ron johnson fuming. >> does speaker boehner speak for you? >> i don't know what he's doing behind closed doors, truthfully. nobody speaks for me, other than myself. >> reporter: but he told cnn, he won't filibuster a compromise that raises some taxes. >> we have to understand about our reality in some point in time, republicans have no power in this negotiation. there's only one person that can prevent taxes from being increased in the american public. it's the president. because without any action, without him being willing to sign a bill, taxes go up for every american. i don't want to see that happen. >> reporter: some conservatives who once had the power to say my way or the highway now realize the train has already left the station. some of these tea party republicans caution their new spirit of compromise largely depends on what the president proposes and a few of them remain convinced the president simply wants to take the country over the fiscal cliff, to gain the kind of leverage they used to h
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their heads. >> exactly. i talked to coach ron rivera after the panthers' game last night, and they left charlotte not knowing. they were ready to defer whatever the chiefs decided to do. they didn't even know the a alternati alternatives. all they knew it was undecided and they'd find out when they got to kansas city and they did. >> whatever you think about him as a quarterback, the way brady quinn conducted himself before that game and then after the game especially, that's real leadership. forget what happens on the football field. the way he carried himself yesterday was remarkable. >> and his comments about relationships and how we're more caught up in our phones than we are the people in front of us, that's something, you need to print it out, laminate it and carry it around. we get so distracted by the devices in our pockets, we don't pay attention to people who are with us. >> and the chiefs did win the game. but as you said, the only thought right now is for that three-month-old girl named zoe who's going to grow up without her parents. we'll try to talk about some football if
and deductions as part of the so-called fiscal cliff. ron in indiana prepared -- indiana. caller: the first young fellow. the question that i wanted to ask. everybody is talking about raising taxes on the job creators and they will not create jobs. these bush tax cuts have been in place. how long will it take to see the job? host: what do you think of the deductions? you think they have been a part of the tax code lot of that americans cannot do without them? caller: some of them need to be part of the negotiations. middle class people, we cannot. forget them. but the average class, they get the big tax cut. -- the upper class, they get the big tax cut. the middle class does not hardly see these deductions. and especially those that give you these deductions, they give you loopholes. to curtis dubay to get a response to that. our caller was talking about if you have the means to hire someone that has the ability to look through the deductions you can get a much better break. is it fair? guest: if you do not have someone to show you how to do it, it can be hard to take them. but for the most part,
health care because they endangered the life of the job, could the secretary ron those who provide abortions a business? i'll answer that for each too. in answer is yes. i believe that this language would allow the secretary to control what physicians prescribe, what health care patients can access. is there a single person in this room who thinks that the secretary should have that kind of authority, whether it is a republican or democrat? i have a bill, 6320, which repeals this clearly dangerous provision. a plan to reintroduce this bill in the 113th congress. i hope that this committee in a bipartisan fashion can work together in this effort. look, i do not know whether this section was an intentional provision or an unintended consequence. i would rather like to think it was an unintended consequence. this is the thing you get in at 2700-page bill that you have to pass and then finally find out what is in it. maybe you like it, and maybe you will not. this clearly is a provision where any secretary of health and human services can pretty much determined what the quality of care
to them, the better. host: our guest is of the harvard school. ron has another point of view -- guest: one of the complicated things about this is the fiscal cliff actually is deficit- reduction. as a group concerned about big deficits and trying to find ways to reduce the deficit, you look at the fiscal cliff and you think, it actually does have the kind of changes we need to be talking about. it would have more revenue and spending cuts. the concern we have and that is prompted by ben bernanke or the congressional budget office or lot of outsiders, looking at the way the fiscal cliff is structured, where finds that it actually has too much debt as a production, and i say that as someone who generally does not worry about too much depth as a production, because politicians are so unlikely to reduce the deficit much, but if we went over the cliff, there would be in too what steps the production. takes a wax and domestic discretionary spending -- it takes a big whack at domestic discretionary spending. so we should replace the fiscal cliff with more thoughtful deficit-reduction. make sure t
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